§ Sir F. SYKES
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether progress is being made with the preparations for a flight from North Africa to Cape Town; how many, and which, of the landing grounds employed on previous nights on the route are to be reconditioned for this flight; what is the estimated cost of such reconditioning; and what was the estimated annual cost to the Treasury of maintaining those landing grounds at the time of the last flight made?
§ Sir S. HOARE
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second and third parts the arrangements are not sufficiently advanced to state how many and which 2043W of the previous landing grounds will De used, but it is anticipated that the cost of clearing away scrub and the like will be small. The last part of the question cannot be answered until it is known which landing grounds are concerned.